Joi and Payne

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Sheila L. Jackson

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A teenager texting while driving runs a stop sign and shatters Joi Campbell’s perfect life. Her husband and twin boys are killed as a result. Unable to start life over without them, she succumbs to grief and anger. But fate has other plans for the thirty-three-year old emergency room nurse. Her girlfriends book an all-expense paid trip to the Caribbean. There, Joi sees a familiar face from back home— Firefighter Wyatt Payne. Will the flames ignite in paradise between her and the sexy fireman? Or will the guilt of starting over stifle the fire before it gets hot and heated? After surviving a bitter divorce, love is the last thing Wyatt is looking for. But when he meets Joi, their friendship begins to blossom. However, his dangerous job as a fireman brings their budding romance to a halt. And to make matters worse, a secret he’s hiding threatens to push her away forever.


Suspense / Thriller, Family, Mystery, Romance,

Short Summary

Joi Campbell's husband and twin boys were killed in a car crash by a teen texting and driving. Her world became non-existence as she withdrew from life.


Port City, Louisiana and Caribbean

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Joi Campbell

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Educated, Faithful, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Wyatt Payne

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Masculine, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Confident, Heartthrob, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Religious, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Trina Payne

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Badass, Secretive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Complex, Manipulative, Seductive, Unapologetic, Charming, Confident, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Beautiful, Crazy, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Jett

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Outspoken, Seductive, Aggressive, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Adventurous, Heroic, Crazy, Masculine, Skillful, Badass, Confident, Sexy, Engaging, Sarcastic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Me, Virtuous Books

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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